Today’s #FoodFriday comes from Bristol Museums' Curator of History Amber Druce. She works at Blaise Museum and M Shed where the new exhibition Think Global: Act Bristol has just opened, as well as from home in Montpelier.

Amber supports local food and drink businesses wherever she is – though, she says, not for totally unselfish reasons! “We’re spoilt for choice in Bristol and I’m here for it.”

Amber Druce, Curator of History at Bristol Museums

The Garden of Easton

The Garden of Easton is full of plants and their locally sourced food is delicious. While you’re there, pop into Bristol Sweet Mart for all sorts of tasty treats.

Chido Wey

Chido Wey in Old Market is a great place for Cali-Mexican food. The staff are lovely, the burritos are packed with flavour and there’s a very cool vibe there.

The Secret Café

The Secret Café is a Spanish haven. I recommend a bocadillo, followed by Basque cheesecake or pastel de nata. Sitting in their garden (a churchyard) on a sunny day is a real treat. If you can combine it with a free lunchtime concert at St Stephen’s next door, even better.

FED 303

Green coconut smoothies at Fed 303 are incredible, and their deli counter is a work of art. It’s impossible to resist their cakes.

Druce’s Juices

My sister produces her own apple juice and apple cider vinegar, so I have to give Druce’s Juices a mention! Her local suppliers are Smaller Footprints and Simply Green zero waste shops. 

About the Author

Amber has worked for Bristol Museums for 20 years. She curated the Colston Statue: What Next? display and supported the team with the upcoming Think Global: Act Bristol, which opened at M Shed this week and runs until 30 October. She is currently working on contemporary collecting, which includes Bristol’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Blaise Castle House Museum and Estate Bristol

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